This extract is taken from the Warton Lecture in English Poetry, delivered by Professor Helen Vendler, on 17 May 2000.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, January-July 2000.
The British Academy aims to publish a regular account of its activities by means of its new biannual ‘Review’. This issue of the ‘Review’ covers events and activities that took place during the first six months of the year, up to and including the AGM which took place in early July 2000. This is the third issue of the ‘Review’.
Dr Tom Henry, Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Painting at Oxford Brookes University, describes his work on a particular painting by Luca Signorelli, achieved during his term as British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Courtauld Institute, from 1997 to 2000.
The medieval stained glass of York Minster constitutes the largest single collection in England. The wide range of iconographical content and artistic excellence gives it outstanding importance in the study of the medieval world. The next stage in Tom French’s majestic treatment of York Minster’s glass, covering the vast and brilliantly coloured St William Window, was published at the beginning of 2000. One panel of this window is recorded in this entry and illustration from the new catalogue.